With 25 years’ experience of building beautiful bespoke yachts and SuperYacht Tenders, we are a family-run business, a reputable brand and a growing company that is globally respected in the boatbuilding industry.

Our award-winning Duchy range of production motor yachts combines polished styling and relaxed handling with modern luxury, processes and technology.

Built to an exceptional standard, the fleet can be customised with a seemingly infinite number of optional extras to create an on-the-water lifestyle that is uniquely yours.

Whether you require a versatile day boat, a cosy weekender, a high-end family cruiser or an exuberant craft for Australian Coastal adventures, Duchy Motor Launches are the ultimate vessel for relaxing and socialising on lakes, rivers or on open waters.


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excellence in Design

Designed by both Cockwells and legendary Naval Architect Andrew Wolstenholme who has since 1977, produced a wide variety of designs ranging from Award Winning Production Powerboats to classic launches with several thousand examples of these boats to be seen around the world.

Andrew has designed for global brands including Gulf Craft SuperYachts and Hardy Marine.

Andrew Wolstenholme is an Associate Member of the Royal Institution of Naval Architects (RINA), and a member of the RINA Small Craft Group and past Chairman of the Anglia Boatbuilders Association.


tested seakeeping ability

Designed for stability, our Motor Launches feature the best in naval architectural design to keep you secure and steady while underway.

Featuring semi-displacement hulls, which unlike planing hulls, the Duchy range will keep you powering through swell at high speeds, allowing you to undertake any adventure.



luxuriously appointed

Each Duchy model is crafted to your own specifications and appointed with the highest quality materials to ensure your vessel is not only luxurious in feel, but to make safe for more than a lifetime.

Rich walnut timber... supple cream leather... robust Corian... have your choice of materials to suit your style and preferences.

Duchy Motor Launches winning an award at 2018 Motor Boats Awards

award winning

Winner of the Wheelhouse and Cockpit Cruisers category of Motor Boat & Yachting magazine’s 2018 Motor Boat Awards:

"A boat that we’d all love to own; elegant styling, married to a sturdy semi-displacement hull and a beautifully hand-crafted interior ensures this is a boat that will stand the test of time"

Find out more about the DUCHY DIFFERENCE

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Duchy Builder Achieve Record Sales

“Setting The Standard for Excellence” Cockwells Modern & Classic Boatbuilding, a UK-based boat builder with over 25 years of experience, has been making waves in the industry with impressive sales and accomplishments. Specialising in designing and custom-building high-quality superyacht tenders, motor yachts such as Duchy Motor Launches and Hardy Motor Yachts, Cockwells continues to set…

Duchy 35: A Comprehensive Walkthrough

“A classic, timeless boat that will never go out of fashion.” Shaft-drive diesels, long range, full keel, and classic good looks. If you’ve seen my previous video on the Duchy 35 in England, she’s a beauty, but she was full of a lot of shiny timber, which is not particularly practical for our market. So,…

Duchy 35: Offshore Sea Trial and Fuel Efficiency in Australia

Hi you sailors, I’m talking to you. What’s it like to operate a vessel of this hull type? How does she perform out in the ocean, in protected waters, and underway? Is it daunting to operate a vessel like this in a parking and anchoring scenario? CREDITS: DAN JONES AUDIO TRANSCRIPT Guys, pricing is in…

First Duchy Motor Launch Arrives in Australia

Duchy 35 Australian Premier Ripples of excitement were felt throughout the boating community as the first Duchy Motor Launch arrives on the shores of Australia on 12th May 2023. The highly anticipated arrival of this stunning vessel marks a significant milestone, as Australian boating enthusiasts now have the opportunity to experience the epitome of British…

First Duchy 35 to head down under

“First Duchy Motor Launch in Australia, sold by Davis Marine Brokerage, built by Cockwells” CREDITS: COCKWELLS Esteemed British boatbuilder Cockwells – has extended its global reach further by appointing Davis Marine Brokerage as its exclusive distributor in Australia, which has brokered the sale of a Duchy 35 Motor Launch. Duchy Motor Launches combine the classical…

Duchy Sport Review by Aquaholic

“The most classy wakeboat you’ve ever seen” AUDIO TRANSCRIPT This is a fascinating boat. This was originally a commission from a gentleman who wanted the ultimate wakeboarding day boat that’s built by Cockwells, who built custom-built boats as well as production boats. They built these Duchy’s like this Duchy 35 here. We’ve got a full…

Duchy 35 review by Dans Boat life (Part 2)

“The Duchy Difference” The Duchy 35 is clearly a beautiful vessel from every angle but she’s also a fantastic day boat and capable weekender with two comfortable cabins. This is a vessel where the pictures really can do all the talking so I hope you enjoy. Credits: Dan Jones AUDIO TRANSCRIPT Okay, so I’m just…

Duchy 35 review by Dans Boat life (Part 1)

“The Duchy Difference” It’s all about the Duchy Difference – This is what Dan discovered on his recent visit to Cockwells who not only build the Duchy Motor Yachts but also Hardy Motor Yachts and custom superyacht tenders for the world’s finest yachts. Credits: Dan Jones AUDIO TRANSCRIPT TEST DRIVE I’m here in Falmouth on…

Duchy 27 review by Dans Boat Life

“The Duchy Difference” The Duchy Motor Launch brand is produced by Cockwells Modern & Classic Boat Builders, located near Falmouth in Great Britain. These guys are trusted by the super-yacht industry to create the best custom tenders for some of the world’s finest yachts. As it’s the same team producing your Duchy Motor Launch, it…

Duchy 35 Review by Aquaholic

“A proper boat, with proper performance” AUDIO TRANSCRIPT This is a Duchy 35 now. This is a very elegant day boat or cruiser. And the hull of this is actually taken from a plug of a wooden boat so that’s why it’s got such elegant lines very much like a wooden boat. And in fact,…